IF you’re one of the three people who followed Sight & Song when it was a 20 minute-ish vlog, you’ll notice that the 20 minute-ish vlog has been conspicuous by its absence these past few weeks. Basically, I’ve decided not to do it that way any more. It was a lot of work for hardly any views so I’ve had a re-think about how to do it.
Basically, the different bits that went into each episode of Sight & Song (well, nearly all… there probably won’t be any more pretend ads) will now be posted up here as bite-size nuggets. It means you don’t have to pretend (if you ever meet me) that you’ve sat through a whole episode of Sight & Song (go on, bet you skipped Fantasy Eurovision League if you weren’t playing it…) and from now on we’ll just have bits and bibs every so often. Starting with Glyn and I having a cuppa and ruminating on what the various songs taking part this year are like – and if we like them.
Whilst Melodifestivalen was on last night (brilliant feed from Swedish telly by the way, I ran it through the projector in the spare room from Apple TV and it barely flickered), Glyn baked a cake – he does look after me well. Away from the oven and considering this was the only instalment of Melfest our travels enabled me to be at home for this year, it struck me that if you stripped away the massive venue, glitz and effects, the songs taking part weren’t exactly a cut above what has been circulating in the other countries’ picks this year. I can’t wait to see Joe & Jake doing their stuff on a similar stage about 10 weeks from now as I think those lads have the lungpower to make an impression on a huge stage – although I know that opinion will get a sneer from some corners of the fanbase.
I’d have gone for Wiktoria over Frans but that will all be meaningless in May when when 99.9999999% of those tuning in won’t have the faintest idea which songs were left behind in the domestic heats.
In the meantime, have a click to find out what Glyn and I have to say about the whole thing. Your comments are always appreciated and if there’s anything you’d like Sight & Song to be doing – please let me know. Ta.